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F-4 Centerline Tank

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    November 2005
F-4 Centerline Tank
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 24, 2003 5:32 PM
I need a little help with a reference photo. I am installing a 600 gal tank on my 32nd F-4G and need ref photos. Some show the tank with a "nose low" setting and others show a "higher angle" in the front. I would really like to see the way it mounts to the pylon. I do know the Navy used one style, and the others used the later "high speed" tank as on the F-15. I have the later style. Any help would be nice.

Thanks in advance.......

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Canada / Czech Republic
Posted by upnorth on Monday, March 24, 2003 5:40 PM
From what I recall, the centreline tank you're describing attatched to the pylon by its rear 2/3s and had a slightly nose down angle on its own centreline.
  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by DAVEY5 on Monday, March 24, 2003 5:59 PM
Fl pilot
The photos that I have show the tnk nose angled down , The Revell F-4 I did mounts the center tank on the rear third of the pylon,and it angles down also.
good luck Dave ( in Fl.)
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  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Panama City, Florida, Hurricane Alley
Posted by berny13 on Monday, March 24, 2003 6:22 PM
The 600 Gal centerline tank (Sgt Fletcher and MDD) did not have a pylon attached. The tank was mounted to the centerline bomb rack and then sway braces were snugged down to the tank. A fairing was then placed around the top poration of the tank. It had two sway brace fins located on the rear of the tank to help stabilize it in flight. It did mount nose down which was to help in seperation when jettisoned.

The 600 Gal High Speed tank was an adapted F-15 tank. It had a brace on the rear to stabilize the tank in flight. It did not have a fairing installed around the tank and you could see a gap at the top. All F-4G's used this type of tank.


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